China CITIC Bank International brings you "Liu Rushi, my Dear"

  • Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
  • 09.09.2023 - 24.09.2023

As we take leave, the night grows longer,
but we find solace in the bright moon

History freezes in time, positing the perennial question of "to-be-or-not-to-be"

Following the success of Hu Xueyan, my Dear, HKRep Artistic Director Poon Wai Sum creates another work based on a historical figure: Liu Rushi. According to the records, Liu was a renowned courtesan from the late Ming and early Qing dynasties widely praised as the top among “Eight Beauties of Qinhuai River”. She was a patriot who lived with honour, daring to love even in the face of death, true to herself for richer or poorer. When the Qing army overran the Ming court, her fate at that critical juncture made her the legendary “woman warrior with rare beauty”.
Poon Wai Sum uses his unique perspective and finely etched writing, employing Western theatrical aesthetics in Liu Rushi, my Dear to create an enticing portrait of a revered figure in Chinese cultural history.
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Performance Date & Venue

  • Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
  • 7:45pm 9#, 12-16, 19-23.9.2023
    2:45pm 10, 16-17^, 23-24.9.2023
  • $380 / $280 / $200
    *Weekday Special: $340 / $250 / $180
  • ^17.9 is an Accessible Performance with Audio Description (Cantonese)    
    (Please call 2777 1771 to reserve the audio description device in advance)
    #9.9 performance is China CITIC Bank International Exclusive Performance. Tickets not for public sales


    10.9 &17.9: with post-performance talk

  • Presented in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
  • This programme contains smoking scene

Ticketing Info

For HKRep Pals Members

15% discount

For HKRep Green Pals Members

30% discount

Other Ticket Discounts

  • 50% discount for
Full-time Students (limited offer)
Senior Citizens aged 60 or above (limited offer)
People with disabilities & the minder. For purchase of each concessionary ticket for people with disabilities, the customer can purchase one ticket of same concession for a minder.
  • 10% discount for (only valid for regular priced tickets available at URBTIX)
Members of CCDC Dance Inspirations
Club Bravo members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Zuni’s Friends
Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet
Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
Friends of HK Dance Company Classic / Prestige Member
Chung Ying Theatre “Energy Fun Club” members (max. 2 tickets)
  • 10% discount for (only valid for regular priced tickets available at URBTIX outlets upon presentation of valid membership / staff cards)
Members of HKAPA Alumni Association
Members of Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servant’s Association
FANCL Club Members
Staff of Shun Hing Group
My Book One@SUPerCard members
Members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
Members or Staff of Broadway Photo Supply Limited
Members of CCDC Student Dance Inspirations
Members of Hong Kong Association of Theatre Technicians & Scenographers
Members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil)’s Young Audience Scheme
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Cast & Production Team

Playwright & Director Poon Wai Sum
Literary Dramaturg Cheung Ping Kuen
Kinetic Dramaturg Yang Yun-tao*
*With kind permission of Hong Kong Dance Company
Main Cast Mercy Wong
Ko Hon Man
Angus Chan
Man Sui Hing
Chow Chi Fai
Chan Kiu
Yu Hon Ting
Eddy Au Yeung
Ng Ka Leung
Set Designer Moon Yip
Costume Designer Mandy Tam
Lighting Designer Yeung Tsz Yan
Composer & Sound Designer Chan Wai Fat
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